Historically, manufacturers have utilized their own transportation, warehousing, and personnel resources, thus incurring the associated capital and operating expenses to manage their day-to-day operations. First Mile Logistics addresses this waste and inefficiency by utilizing the Owens & Minor network of state-of-the-art logistics centers, geographically positioned to optimize transportation costs within 4 hours of 90% of the healthcare providers in the United States. We are also able to manage, absorb or strengthen existing assets, including transportation, warehousing, and personnel to create collaborative or shared resources that accomplish the same savings. Collaborative resources, combined with more than a century of supply chain experience and expertise, will alleviate redundant expenses as manufacturers face ever-increasing cost pressure from healthcare providers.